Larus cachinnans

(last update: February 16, 2013)

Greg Neubauer
Marcin Przymencki
Albert de Jong
Mars Muusse


cachinnans plumages

Larus cachinnans 2CY PKNV August 08 2013, Anemolter Baggersee, Germany (52°32'58"N, 09°06'07"E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.

Yellow PKNV and metal PLG DN-28675; ringed as pullus on May 25 2012 at Kozielno, Paczkow, S-SW Poland, (50°28' N,  16°58' E).

In this area are mixed breeding colonies (near Katowice), with far most birds breeding here are cachinnans, but in this area also records of very few michahellis from the south (e.g. ringed female from Italy) and argentatus from eastern Germany are possible (see PDF).

PKNV is classic cachinnans. Bird in complete moult: P7/P10. Moult gap in central GC closed.